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Mayor Martin Walsh declared a "public health emergency" in Boston on Sunday afternoon, citing the need to speedily deploy more resources to combat the CONVID-19 virus outbreak. Walsh also urged people to "avoid crowds of any kind" and issued new orders to... Read more
The leader who oversees several Dorchester health centers has a message for patients today: Call ahead, don't just show up. Chuck Jones is the President and CEO of Harbor Health Services, the umbrella organization that includes Neponset's Daniel Driscoll... Read more
Children 12-and-under can come to Carney for medical care, but cannot visit hospitalized patients Dorchester's only hospital is continuing to see regular appointments and elective procedures today as it braces for the "likelihood that patients with... Read more
UPDATE: On Fri., March 13, Cardinal Seán O'Malley issued a new advisory cancelling all Masses this weekend and "until further notice." The Cardinal has issued a "dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass" to all Catholics. Cardinal Seán O'Malley on... Read more
COVID-19: FROM THE FRONT LINES The news from Italy, along with the mounting number of new cases in the US, has everyone scrambling to figure out what to do about the coronavirus. Three weeks ago, Italy had only 17 cases, which turned into 7,000 cases... Read more
Boston Mayor Martin Walsh defended his decision to cancel Sunday's St. Patrick's Day parade in Boston because of the ongoing coronavirus outbreak and said the city's progress in containing the virus will determine whether the Boston Marathon is run next... Read more
Fire on Stonehurst Street
A three-alarm fire at 12 Stonehurst St. around 8:15 p.m. on Thursday injured two firefighters and displaced six residents, the Boston Fire Department reports. A three-alarm fire at 77 Romsey St. around 4 a.m. on Friday displaced one resident. WBZ reports... Read more
A Dorchester Municipal Court judge on Friday ordered 20 days of observation at Bridgewater State Hospital for Zachery Grandy, 22, arrested Thursday on charges he beat his mother, Gisel Thomas, to death in an apartment on Columbia Road in Dorchester. Judge... Read more
As concern about a novel coronavirus grows around the country and globe, the single patient confirmed to have the illness in Massachusetts remains in isolation as he recovers, public health officials said. The University of Massachusetts Boston student... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports a man was shot around 7:35 p.m. on Monday on Delhi Street at Violet Street. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene, police say. The shooting happened as residents were gathered in the nearby Mildred Street School... Read more


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